LG V35 ThinQ $899
Screen, camera make this phone stick out
The V35 ThinQ earns a place at the table among flagship phones. While only for AT&T customers, the LG has similar ThinQ versions for other carriers.
What makes the LG V35 a strong contender for Android users looking for a new phone is the OLED screen and high-end cameras and camera features. Yet it also has beefy processing power.
The V35 ThinQ features an edge-to-edge 6-inch OLED display that is every bit as nice as any screen from Apple or Samsung. The 6-inch screen has an 18:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2,880-by-1,440 pixels with a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch. The screen supports HDR10 for enhanced color during video playback.
The sides are interrupted by volume buttons on the left, a headphone jack on top and a USB-C charge/sync connector on the bottom. On the back you will find the dual-lens camera near the top and a round power/sleep button with a fingerprint sensor below the lenses. The sleep button is in the perfect location for your index finger.
The phone has microphones that support far-field voice recognition, so you can use the OK, Google hands-free assistant from up to 16 feet away.
Thermacell portable Mosquito Repeller $49.99
New model replaces butane cartridge
The Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller does not use chemicals to repel mosquitoes. The active ingredient is allethrin, a synthetic version of a naturally occurring repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers.
There are a few options: The Patio Shield, the older model at $24.95, works by having the allethrin soak on a repellent mat heated up by a tiny flame fueled by a butane cartridge.
The Radius Zone, the new product, does not use a butane cartridge to warm a pad. Instead, Thermacell researchers have figured out a way to lower the temperature to activate the repellent, so they can use a rechargeable lithium-ion battery instead of a tiny flame. The internal battery can power the Radius for six hours on a charge, and it can be charged from any USB port.
Both Thermacell models have a 15-by-15 foot zone of coverage, but wind hurts their effectiveness.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS